ABOUT

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has launched the HKUST Robots Institute, a major new multidisciplinary research institute. The Robotics Institute will support efforts by faculty and students working on robotics and autonomous systems across the campus. Building on 25 years of research, a network of alumni, and a vibrant regional economy, the Robotics Institute will draw on innovations in sensors, devices, systems, networks, neuro-sciences, data analytics, and machine learning to catalyze new research by faculty and students in smart manufacturing, transportation, safety, healthcare, and a broad range of other applications that can benefit society.

The new Robotics Institute serves as a multidisciplinary platform for integrating, facilitating and enabling University-wide programs in robotics-related research, development and education. It will highlight past and existing research and initiate new programs with seminars, meetings, research proposals, national and international collaborations with industry, institutions, and public outreach. Michael Y. Wang serves as the Founding Director of the HKUST Robotics Institute.

The establishment of the Robotics Institute is a strategic initiative of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in its 25th anniversary campaign aimed at advancing the University’s academic strengths in selected cross disciplinary areas that are strategically important to HKUST’s future development.

Mission

  1. To conduct emerging and advanced autonomous systems and robotics research that will have a transformative impact on Hong Kong and nation’s technological and economic developments.
  2. To develop industrial partnership and entrepreneurship programs that have the potential for impactful solutions to the growth of regional technology eco-system.
  3. To develop and organize undergraduate and postgraduate educational programs in Robotics.
  4. To serves as a multidisciplinary platform for integrating, facilitating and enabling University-wide programs in robotics-related research, development and education.
Advisory Committee:
Tim Cheng (Chairman) Dean of School of Engineering
Charles Ng Associate Vice President (Research & Graduate Studies)
Enboa Wu Associate Vice President (Knowledge Transfer)
Zhenguo Wu Associate Dean of Science (Research and Graduate Studies)
Bert Shi Head of Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Christopher Chao Head of Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Qiang Yang Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering
ZeXiang Li Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Michael Y Wang Director of HKUST Robotics Institute
International members of Advisory Committee:
Vijay Kumar Professor and Nemirovsky Family Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Matt Mason Professor of Computer Science, former Director of Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Brad Nelson Professor and Head of Institute Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Frank park Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea
Executive Committee:
Michael Y Wang (Chairman) Director of HKUST Robotics Institute
Ling Shi Associate Director of HKUST Robotics Institute
Lilong Cai Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, HKUST
Long Quan Professor, Department of  Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST
Richard So Professor,  Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistic Management, HKUST